Late: Local National Feral Cat Day
HIYA!! SAVANNAH HERE!!!
I am very late to be posting this celebration of National Feral Cat Day; but believe everyday ought to be “Feral Cat Day”. I want to celebrate and share a local feral rescue and one of their many feral cat colonies. Mom L and Dad P and a friend attended an event on October 17th.
Homeless Animal Response Program (HARP) serves both woofies and kitties who have lost, or never had, a home. They support approximately 10 colonies of feral cats in my county and I want to introduce you to the River Town Cats of Antioch, CA.
Mom L did not notice any cats at first…just this one black kitty who was very shy with a photographer…
So my human parents and their guest bought some lovely, yummy baked goods and then strolled around a bit. One person pointed them to a location of one of the feral colonies; so they strolled over to look around. These are mostly adult cats, living in two very old and crumbling structures along the front of the Sacramento Delta.
First they saw a brown tabby…so scared that Mom L barely had time to grab this photo…
And then Mom L and her friend Miss Nancy began to discover more and more cats…all adults…(hover over each photo to view the sincere comments)
Finally, Mom L found one last kitty, who seemed to be standing guard over the entrance to the last dilapidated structure and this cat gave Mom L pause for reflection…we are sorry that the photo is blurred…but Mom L only had her iPhone with her and grabbed this photo through a chain link fence around that dilapidated property.
I am joyful that my life did not turn out as this adult cat’s did. Please, please…defend, support and care for those ferals who are living in your communities. They never were given a choice to live in such conditions.
I am so very thankful for the HARP rescue humans who make sure these feral cats receive care and kindness including being spayed and neutered; given vet checks; appropriate vaccines and daily meals.
PAW PATS, SAVANNAH